Evidence-based practice (EBS) remains one of the core principles guiding medical profession. Evidence-based practice constitutes the practice where medical practitioners anchor operations and service provision on solid research. In addition, EBS requires nurses to adhere to high standards when providing care and also focus on patient’s needs. Evidence-based practice integrates best clinical research, expertise and patient values aimed at improving patient outcomes.
I possess knowledge regarding infection control evidence-based practice. Today, research is an ongoing process in medical practice because there is need to replace old practices with latest procedure supported by evidence. Van Melick et al. (2016) define infection control as the scientific approach and practical solutions implemented to prevent harm caused by infections to patients. Infection control is an essential part of patient safety and improved health coverage because nobody wants to be sick. In addition, there are numerous cases when patients have gone for treatment but ended-up suffering from hospital-acquired infections. In this project, nurses rely on infection control procedures supported by evidence derived from solid research. Per Burns & Grove (2011), nurses use their own expertise to provide patient-centered care and eliminate infections likely to derail quality care. Infection control project encompasses making the healthcare environment clean devoid of litter and germs. Moreover, encouraging nurses to use protective clothing recommended through research. In addition, the project undertakes to encourage nurses to implement precautionary measures like washing hands using soap before attending to the needs of patients.
Successful strategies for preventing hospital-acquired infections require evidence-based approaches. These approaches provide nurses with the best evidence for effective care provision to minimize infection risks and improve patient safety. Although nurses have numerous responsibilities, taking time to prevent hospital-acquired infections is an endeavor worth their time and effort.
Burns, N. & Grove, S. (2011). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice. Elsevier.
Van Melick, N., Van Cingel, R., Brooijmans, F., Neeter, C., Van Tienen, T., Hullegie, W. & Nijhuis-van der Sanden, M. (2016). Evidence-based clinical practice update: practice guidelines for anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation based on a systematic review and multidisciplinary consensus. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(24), 1506-1515.